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Unfortunately the Jayhawk Production Date Calculator (by John Gauch) which is linked to in the Quartzimodo article no longer seems to be available, so we built our own.Another useful resource we found during our research was The Seiko Manufacture Date Decoder on the Retro Seiko website.It will NOT tell you the actual date the watch was acquired...many watches spent years in warehouses before being sold... If there are some letters incoroporated in the serial number (common with Hamilton and Elgin) your watch was probably made AFTER the last date on the chart.By the late 1930's mens watches were more masculine. This was made possible by the advent of square movements.Until then all movements were round, limiting the designs.In the example images the reference model number is highlighted in red.The other number you will need is the serial number.
There are several ways to get an idea of when your watch was made.
These numbers are stamped on the back (outside) of the case. The code was usually stamped on the back of the watch case.
If there is no two symbols, it could be that your watch was made before 1948. For exabple, If you have a Bulova watch with the stamp M3 then it was made in 1963.
Note the thick hands, engraved patterns and bold design of all of these watches.
These watches are typical of the "Deco" style of the teens and 20's.
It does not seem to be as well known and we hope that our movement database is more complete and that our instructions are more helpful.